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Jan 15, 2010 10:00pm EST
. roz? >> reporter: shawn, the archdiocese of washington is home to a rather large haitian community, many of whom attend church here in silver spring. tonight hundreds came out to pray for both the victims and their rescuers and to say to haitians here at home, you are not alone. the words may be unfamiliar but pain is a universal language. the terrible devastation in haiti a reminder of just how fragile like can be. >> things can happen in a second. your life can change in a minute. so i'm here just to support my country and to pray for the people and to see how i can help them. >> reporter: some in this congregation still don't know if their families are safe. >> one of my assistants didn't find out until late yesterday afternoon whether his mother was all right. that's a terrible, terrible situation to be in, but it's true of many of the people here in this church. >> reporter: after days of watching the heartbreaking images, many here say they just wanted to do something coming out to support their fellow haitian members seemed the right thing to do. >> [ indiscernible ] we keep
FOX
Jan 17, 2010 11:00pm EST
are coming from all walks of life from the washington region trying to help. we'll get to that story? just a moment. let's continue with another story. maureen, why don't you pick that up? >>> a special service at the shine shrine of the sacred heart. main center held the mass in creole. people are waiting for word from their friends and family. their chaplain is alive in haiti and will return this week. >>> tents outside the haitian embassy could help save lives in haiti. shelter box is a humanitarian aid group. ten people can live in one of the tents for more than six months. the tents come in a box about the size of a storage bin and includes supplies like insulated sheets, mosquito nets, cooking stoves and utensils. they cost about $1,000 each. >> altogether i think we have over 200 boxes in haiti. i think a shipment would have arrived yesterday. some of them have already been put up. i think we have 2,000 committed to haiti and more on the way. >> reporter: the people stopped by the embassy to drop off supplies for its survival kit drive. >>> go to myfoxdc.com for the latest details o
FOX
Jan 16, 2010 10:00pm EST
. >>> the washington wizards were back at home for the first time since gilbert arenas pleaded guilty. roz plater talked to the fans about agent zero's trouble and is live in the newsroom with their reaction. >> reporter: fans came to this game tonight. they were certain they saw the last of gilbert arenas and there were others not defending their actions but are hoping for the best. it's the wizard's first home game after gilbert arenas' day in court and the gravity of it all is just settling in. >> no more banners, he's on the rosters anymore. he's just gone. >> reporter: on friday, arenas told a d.c. superior courts judge he was guilty of carrying a pistol without a license. the prosecutors y last month, he had a dispute with crittenton. each threatened to shoot the other. arenas brought four unloaded guns into the locker room telling critten don to pick one and claims that he picked his -- brought his own weapon. the investigation is ongoing. two bethesda fans arrived at the game showing their support of arenas, a.k.a. agent zero. >> obviously we don't condone what he did but we think that he
FOX
Jan 2, 2010 10:00pm EST
>> right now at 10, the washington wizards hitting the hard wood the first time since a gun probe made national headlines. >>> getting new reaction to reports of star gilbert arenas packing heat in the locker room amount live report is minutes away. >>> we begin with the storm force. tents so low, it's downright dangerous before you factor in the windchill. i'm will thomas. >> i'm sarah simons in for maureen. if you stepped outside today, you felt it. temperatures are hovering in the teens and the wind makes it feel worse out there. gwen tolbert has more. >> reporter: we're talking dangerous cold and do take this heat. it's not going anywhere any time soon at all. let's look at the maps and begin with the wind advisory in place and the areas shaded in brown, this is until 4:00 a.m. until sunday, strong winds gusting from 45 to 50 miles an hour. there is a windchill advisory in place until 10:00 a.m. on sunday, that isn the area shaded in pink and some of that hidden by the brown to the far west, including allegheny, mineral, grant, hardy, highland and pendleton and temperatures ar
FOX
Jan 9, 2010 10:00pm EST
] >> reporter: "the washington post" reports that just before the blast, his vehicle sped through check points on base and when he stepped out to be checked by a security guard, he quickly detonated the bomb sending steel pellets ripping through him and more than a dozen people near him. the paper quotes an anonymous formeofficial who says meeting an asset like that a bad trade craft. leon panetta lashed out at critics who say those who gave their lives somehow brought is on themselves. the bomber was about to be searched when he detonated his explosives unlike earlier reports. the father says he blames america for turning the bomber's wife into a widow and his sons into orphans. >>> dane perisi was remembered in washington state. he took action to save other lives during the attack. >>> a 25-year-old queens college grad is facing charges of conspiring to commit murder and receiving training from al qaeda. the indictment unsealed todayages he went to pakistan back in 2008 with the denver airport shuttle bus driver identified as najibullah zazi. investigators believe they plotted an attack in n
FOX
Jan 21, 2010 10:00pm EST
to washington. as fox 5's jennifer davis reports, his arrival leaves democrats struggling to figure out what's next. >> reporter: senator-elect scott brown comes to washington. meeting with his democratic counterparts, key republicans and the democratic leader whose agenda he disrupted. >> i'm hopeful that we can, you know, work to solve the problems of our great country. i thank you, mr. leader. >> reporter: brown's upset victory in tuesday's massachusetts special election has really shaken up washington. and the g.o.p. could not be more pleased. >> i think it's safe to say on behalf of all republican conference, we're really happy to have him here. >> reporter: senate democrats no longer have a 6 on-vote super majority which she needed to pass the president's health care reform plan. >> this bill is dead. maybe it's not quite as dead as i want it. >> reporter: the white house isn't saying that. >> the president believes it's the right thing to do to let the dust settle and give those on capitol hill some time to search for the best way forward. >> reporter: perhaps they may break the legis
FOX
Jan 23, 2010 10:00pm EST
in the washington region to hold special collections for the quake victims. he says he's overwhelmed by the outpouring of support the church has already received. >>> for more haiti coverage and ways you can make a difference with a donation, you can go to our website myfoxdc.com. we have links to several charities. just click on haiti, how to help right on the home page. >>> we're staying on top of those controversial comments made by school chancellor michele rhee. in a soon to be published article rhee reportedly says some of the laid off school teachers had sex with students or hit them. fox 5's karen gray houston has the reaction from the teachers union. >reporter: there was a loud drumbeat of opposition by d.c. teachers leading up to and even after last october's layoffs. they were angry then and many who say they were wrongfully terminated are really mad now. >> as an educator, i am appalled, outrageously mad. >> reporter: she-- >> she doesn't know me. she doesn't know anybody who she fired. we're just a number to her. >> reporter: what they're upset about are these remarks du
FOX
Jan 22, 2010 10:00pm EST
us up to date from port-au-prince. >>> some washington area physicians and nurses are gearing up to head to haiti. they're gathering at the haitian embassy in northwest tonight. our coverage continues with x 5's bob barnard live on embassy row. >> reporter: brian, at this hour, about a dozen doctors and nurses are gathering here at the embassy right behind me here. the first nurse has just arrived. they're getting ready to board a midnight bus to new york city. then they'll hop a 6:00 a.m. flight tomorrow to haiti. [ phone rings ] >> reporter: we're inside the earthquake command and crisis center at the haitian embassy in washington. >> we actually have a bus leaving from the embassy here tonight at midnight which is very late notice. >> reporter: volunteers working the phones and computers arranging to get help to haiti. >> we need more doctors, more registered nurses, more emergency medical personnel who are willing to go down for a week or for weeks -- or two weeks. >> reporter: they have space on two flights, one in the morng out of new york. >> we also have another flight le
FOX
Jan 26, 2010 10:00pm EST
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FOX
Jan 11, 2010 10:00pm EST
he testified before a congressional hearing in washington five years ago. tonight the former virginia congressman is revealing he was close to admitting his use five years ago but could not cut a deal with prosecutors for immunity. it was one of baseball's biggest moments. >> down the left field line. is it enough? scored. >> reporter: but mark mcgwire had a secret. >> you are the new single season home run king. >> reporter: 12 years after that memorable night, the former cardinals slugger issued a statement monday saying, i used steroids during my playing career and i apologize. >> into the left field. there goes number 46. >> reporter: mcgwire says he started using illegal performance enhancing drugs following an injury adding, i wish i had never touched steroids. it was foolish and it was a mistake. looking back, i wish i had never played during the steroid era. >> my lawyers have advised me that i cannot answer these questions without jeopardizing my friends, my family, and myself. >> reporter: in 2005, mcgwire and other players testified before a congressional committee investig
FOX
Jan 7, 2010 10:00pm EST
watched president obama's speech with homeland security expert at the george washington university. >> i think that the president, president obama, has learned a tremendous lesson here in crisis communications. >> reporter: he knows what it's like to be on the inside. he was special assistant to the president for homeland security in the bush administration. >> on almost any issue it's a balancing act between security and liberty and i think at the beginning of the administration, they were favoring the lickety side. -- the liberty side but now this incident reminds us that we still have to be vigilant. >> reporter: president obama says we need to remember we are at war with al qaeda terrorists who would love nothing more than to kill americans flying on jumbo jets, brian. >> bob barnard live tonight at dulles. >>> surveillance video released today shows exactly what happened in a security breach in newark airport last weekend. you can see a guard walked away from his post. it's not clear why but then a woman on the secure side motions to a man to sneak through. turns out the couple just
FOX
Jan 12, 2010 10:00pm EST
. >> reporter: gyms. >> are you fully staffed? >> reporter: spas. salons. restaurants. david is a washington business leader who's going through the paces of trying to launch his own reality tv show. >> i think it's possible to buy fame. that's not what i'm trying to do. >> reporter: it already has the look and feel of a rality tv series. that's because von stork has put more than $100,000 of his own money to make it. >> for me it's about helpg people to see outside of maybe their own box as to what's possible in their own life. i hope i can inspire people to have a little more self- confidence in their lives to do what they want to do. >> you're bringing this cheap champagne? you're fired. >> he's my boss but my friend at the same time. >> we've sent word out to our thousand employees. we got 40 together for a casting call. >> what did you have in mind for today? >> reporter: salon co-owner nicky made the cut for the cast. >> i think i was the most concerned that my mother was going to watch it and my dad. i'm like, oh, my god, my mother is going to see this. so i tried to be myself as much
FOX
Jan 24, 2010 10:30pm EST
.vitac.com jooirks . >>> right now the entire washington area is under a flash flood watch. one look at radar shows what's coming our way. we're talking drenching rain and it's only just the beginning. thanks for sticking with us after an exciting game good it sure was. >>> i'm will thomas. >>> i'm maureen umeh. the effects could make the morning commute just miserable. let's get right to gwen tolbart. >> the rainfall is just going to become more intense and widespread as we move through into the overnight hours. yes, the morning rush hour is going to be a mess. let's begin with a look at radar. we have a strong system here. you can see it stretches all the way from the gulf through to the great lakes and pushing its way fairly slowly actually towards areas of the east. we did anticipate seeing some of this earlier today but that didn't happen. we just saw some light rain fall into the course of the daylight hours. t it is going to continue to become a lot more intense across our area. let's just doom in here a little bit for you. you can see the areas that have the heaviest rainfall. we are going
FOX
Jan 13, 2010 10:00pm EST
: the greater washington haiti relief committee is coordinating local efforts to organization -- efforts. two organizations have offered charter planes but the group still needs medical personnel. >> surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, all those things will be needed. >> reporter: haiti's ambassador says it's too early to know how many are dead, how many injured but there is an outpouring of international assistance, including from the u.s. >> i'm overwhelmed. people e calling from all sides and coming to help. the dominican republic next door, you know, they have had some tense relations were the first to come. >> reporter: am bass -- the ambassador said the country asked for special help from the state department and tonight the technicians are already on the ground putting together a communications system so the government can speak and communicate with its own people. >> roz plater reporting live. thank you. >>> there is still no word tonight on the fate of a local priest missing in haiti. he works at the sacred heart in northwest. he's a native of haiti and was initially heading there for a r
FOX
Jan 18, 2010 10:00pm EST
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FOX
Jan 6, 2010 10:00pm EST
and his career with the washington wizards could be in jeopardy. >> a loof that surrounding that young man there. >> reporter: in the midst of a gun possession investigation that could put gilbert arenas behind bars, the wizards guard made light ofthe situation in philly while pretending to shoot off guns while teammates laughed in the background. basketball fans who followed the story say there was nothing funny about arenas bringing four guns into the locker room. >> if he was joking around like that, it's showing that he's not sorry at all. >> i think it's a sad, sad day for the franchise, sad day for him. i think it's very childish and amateur. >> he's a professional. he should definitely take things more seriously. >> reporter: commissioner david stern did. wednesday he suspended gilbert indefinitely without pay. strictly legal issues aside, gilbert's recent behavior and statement including his actions and statements last night in philadelphia are unacceptable. some of our other players appear to find gilbert's behavior in philadelphia amusing. this is also unacceptable. >> it's a tex
FOX
Jan 25, 2010 10:00pm EST
.  >>> washington wizards guard javaris crittendon heading into d.c. supreme court today to answer gun charges following last month's locker room confrontation with gilbert arenas. he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and then was sentenced today. dave feldman is here with the very latest developments in this gun investigation. >> reporter: just a few days ago as new details emerged from the dust up inside the wizards locker room, crittendon said to his attorney he'd done nothing wrong and the investigation would prove that. but today he admitted he did do something wrong and he apologized today inside d.c. supreme court. crittendon was charged today with two misdemeanors. attempted carrying a pistol without a license and possession of an unregistered firearm. the attempted carrying a pistol without a license was dropped with his guilty plea to possession n. court today crittendon apologized saying, i accept full responsibility for my bad judgme. i am deeply sorry and apologize to the wizards, my family and the citizens of d.c. i made a bad decision, your honor, he said. you will never se
FOX
Jan 20, 2010 10:00pm EST
. in washington, jennifer davis, fox 5 news. >>> an exciting surprise at the white house today for some. first lady michele obama greeted tourists in the blue room. first dog bo was even by er side. mrs. obama spent 45 minutes talking to hundreds of guests as they filed n. she did it to mark the first anniversary of her husband's inauguration. >>> a joy ride in the bait car caught on camera only it's fox 5 behind the wheel. find out what cops are learning about car thieves just from watching this video. >>> get ready to shell out more for metro. the stiff price hikes that could be coming to a station near you. >>> we're exposing the hidden danger lurking inside these strollers. what you need to know before you use one again. we'll be right back.  it's definitely expensive having a growing family, and it's something that you think about. we try to be conscious of that and plan out our meals so that we can feed everyone on a budget. ♪ at giant, we know saving money is important. every time you shop with your card, you can enjoy thousands of real deal savings and weekly specials -- l
FOX
Jan 28, 2010 10:00pm EST
and address a meeting of the house republican conference, some of his biggest critics in washington. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> ben bernanke will stay on the job for a second term. critics say he did not see the severity of the recession oming and didn't do enough to stop big banks from taking big profits on the backs of the american peop. >>> legendary author j.d. salinger has died. now questions are emerging over claims he had a safe full of unpublished work. no one in salinger's camp is talking but in 1999 a neighbor claimed the author told him he'd written at least 15 books he kept locked away. salinger's last published work was in the new yorker in 1965. he published "the casher and the rye" in 1959 and created a sensation. he was 91. he died today at his new hampshire home. >>> here's a question for you. how do you fed ex a panda halfway around the world? we have new details on how tai shan will travel to his new home. >> my first thought, you know, we found out that the children were all right. >> and then the frantic push to bring home the newest member of this frederick fam
FOX
Jan 29, 2010 10:00pm EST
know when this heads into washington and how much we think will accumulate. we'll be right back. >>> what a way to go out. donnie simpson received a fan appreciation day. his listeners packed ben's chili bowl all to say thanks to the man who spent three decades at three stations entertaining listeners. simpson is a radio pioneer who changed the morning drive. long-time fans and some of the biggest names in music all joined in for this morning's send-off. tony perkins was there for the end of an era. >> reporter: donnie simpson has been a fixture of washington's radio waves for more than 30 years. and today this beloved disk jockey hung up his mike after 17 years at wpgc. >> of course this is my last day here at wpgc. >> reporter: fans called in. >> how you doing? >> what's up, baby. >> reporter: friends came out. >> what's up, brother. >> reporter: colleagues paid tribute. >> he is the greatest. there's no comparison the things you have done for us. we want you to know we love you and appreciate you so much. when you do go, maybe you can be on tv. we can see and hear you at the
FOX
Jan 14, 2010 10:00pm EST
and on christmas eve physicians at the v.a. hospital in washington, d.c. told joe the chemo was for the stopping the disease. as joe became sicker, his relationship with denise changed changed. >> [ indiscernible ] after we found out i had cancer, we came together as a family. [ indiscernible ] so now it's better. >> reporter: as joe slid into hospice care and started making end of life plans, he popped the question and the love of his life said yes. joe asked for it and was granted permission to use the chapel at the v.a. hospital family, friends and v.a. hospital staffers jammed the chapel for a mid afternoon ceremony, one in which the groom sometimes took a seat and sometimes smiled broadly. joe and denise are now married. >> i present on to you mr. mrs. joseph and denise wilson. >> reporter: joe wilson's goal is to make every day, every hour count. >> i have to live t
FOX
Jan 30, 2010 10:00pm EST
of washington. 125,000 people without power, no heat or way to cook and it could be a week before the electricity comes on a full full week. some people are heading to shelters to make it through a night of temperatures in the teens there. >>> and in north carolina, a whole lot of slipping and sliding. ice on top of snow made for nothing short of a night. parts of the state got about a foot and that is not bad -- not bad as officials thought it would be. they reporting to a foot of snow in some spots and four people were hospitalized after crashes on i-81 and shenandoah county. >>> and we're getting pictures uploaded to the website. something you don't want to see with the snow on the roads and that is a snow plow. they got stuck and find the link there and that is the source for the latest weather information 24/7. from the forecast to closing and delays, we're updating it with everything you need to know. >>> >>> fox 5 is following other stories tonight. our next segment, americans arrested in haiti. alarming accusations of people trying to steal children in the -- from the quak
FOX
Jan 3, 2010 10:00pm EST
! >>> right now at 10:00 the washington redskins ending their losing season with another loss. coach zorn could be packing his bags as early as tomorrow. >>> we beginning gin with a story affecting every single one of us, the publicitiering cold. i'm will thomas. >> i'm laura evans in for maureen. the temperatures are dangerously low. we have team coverage on the bitter blast. gwen tolbart is live in the weather center to get us started. >> reporter: bitter, bitter cold conditions a cross the area. we've had gusty wind all day. no longer under a wivend advisory. take a look at this map. there is a windchill advisory for the areas to the west. it's going to feel like minus 5 to minus 10 degrees below zero and even in the higher elevatio up to minus 15. single digit temperatures and in the teens. allegheny, mineral, hardy, grant and pendleton. winds gustg hour. also across the west a winter weather advisory. they've already received more than 4 inch of snowfall and in this area we are talking an additional 1 to 3 inches of snowfall tonight through into monday. this ends by 6:00 monday even
FOX
Jan 8, 2010 10:00pm EST
weather even more unbearable is it's been so cold for so long. on the streets of downtown washington tonight, the bitter blast of arctic air is like a hard cold punch in the face. >> it's freezing. it's freezing out here. >> toasty right here. cold elsewhere. >> reporter: as we brave the subfreezing elements for just a moment or two, some of our neighbors like 60-year-old billy have no warm cozy place to head home to. >> it's hard. no getting used to it. >> reporter: but you're going to do it again tonight? >> unless something better comes along. >> reporter: billy says he's no longer allowed in the city's homeless shelters. others simply refuse the offers. >> reporter: will you go to a shelter tonight? >> no. >> reporter: 78-year-old heren -- helena is from russia. we found her just a block from the white house. isn't it too cold to stay outside tonight? >> yeah, sure. >> reporter: nick langley works for the city agency that provides emergency shelter for the homeless. >> my job isto seek them out, take them to the shelters that need be. give them items if they refuse to go in. >> r
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